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  • What is a French Drain?
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    What is a French Drain?

    French Drains are trenches that contain a perforated drainpipe that is surrounded by gravel. The entire trench will be lined with filter fabric or the pipe is wrapped in filter fabric. Most of the time, the trench is covered with grass. How Long Do French Drains Last? If the trench of the french drain is lined with filter cloth the drain will last for many...

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  • How To Keep Your Basement Water Free
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    How To Keep Your Basement Water Free

    There are a variety of problems that can cause flooding and if you’ve ever been a victim of having your home flooded, you realize just how costly this can be. The basement is one room that may experience flooding due to structural problems or even loss of power that prevents the sump pump from working correctly; the excess ground water will likely be cove...

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  • Water Damage: Recovering From Storms
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    Water Damage: Recovering From Storms

    Thunderstorms are never fun. The strong winds and heavy rain that come along with a storm can create many problems for homeowners. City sewers sometimes just can’t handle the sudden onslaught of water. This causes water to back up and flood basements, or the water can saturate the ground to the point where it will just seep right in through your basement....

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  • Protecting Your Home From Drought
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    Protecting Your Home From Drought

    When you think about the word ‘drought’ you likely immediately think of our wildlife and plants that typically suffer the most in such unkind conditions. However, your home should also be considered when dealing with drought; especially persistent drought. Your home can in fact become damaged due to drought but if you pay attention, you can recognize the...

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  • Signs of Severe Foundation Failure
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    Signs of Severe Foundation Failure

    What is Foundation Failure? We define ‘foundation failure’ to be when you notice one of the following: Non-Functioning Windows and/or Doors Plumbing Damage or Disturbance Serious and Continuous Damage to the Framing Structure Risk Typically, you’re going to notice any cosmetic damage right away when it appears on the interior or exterior walls. This ...

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